Description - Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones
Humble Boy is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee-keeping.All is not well in the Humble hive. Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns to his middle England home and his difficult and demanding mother, where he soon realises that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life.Humble Boy premi red at the Royal National Theatre, London, in August 2001, and transferred to the Gielgud Theatre, London, in 2002. The play was the winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award 2001, the Critics' Circle Best New Play Award 2002, and the People's Choice Best New Play Award 2002.
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(198mm x 126mm x 8mm)
Faber & Faber
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Author Biography - Charlotte Jones
Charlotte Jones's first play, Airswimming, was premi red at the Battersea Arts Centre, London and later broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In Flame was premi red in January 1999 at the Bush Theatre, London, and later revived at the New Ambassadors, London, in September 2000. Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis premi red at the Bolton Octagon in April 1999 and transferred to the Liverpool Everyman in May of that year. It won the Manchester Evening News Best Play Award and the Pearson Television Best Play Award of 1999. It was recently revived at the Watford Palace Theatre. Charlotte Jones won the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2000 for In Flame and Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis. Humble Boy was awarded the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, 2001, the Critics' Circle Best New Play Award, 2002, and the People's Choice Best New Play Award, 2002.